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Tips and Techniques4
The Very Best French Toast6
Exotic batters, different breads, and varied techniques. After all the experiments, the perfect French toast ended up being the simplest.
Stuffing the Very Best French Toast8
Take the perfect French toast and stuff it with a sweet filling. It's like eating a warm pastry right out of the baker's oven -- too rich for words.
Basic Egg Rolls10
A quick stir-fry and the right wrapper makes the perfect egg roll. Prepare this classic in your own kitchen and never go out for Chinese again.
Three Asian soups all made with chicken broth. They're fast, easy, and unbelievably authentic-tasting.
Coq au Vin -- Chicken with Wine20
This country French classic is simple to make. Chicken and mushrooms braised in wine until /fall-off-the-bone/ tender. It's perfect year-round, but best on cold winter nights.
Mashed Potatoes & Root Vegetables24
It's almost a sin to mess with mashed potatoes. But adding flavorful root vegetables provides interesting taste and texture to this favorite.
A three-course dinner that reflects the basics of Mexican cuisine -- fresh salsas, unusual seasonings, and intriguing sauces.
Stromboli is like a rolled-up pizza. Cut into thin slices and served with a quick marinara, it makes a perfect appetizer or entree.
Boston Cream Pie36
Whether it's a pie or a cake, this dessert is a winner. A decadent chocolate glaze covers layers of moist cake and rich pastry cream.